Life-saving defibrillator installed in Rhiwbina village

Thanks to generous bequests, Beulah United Reform Church in Rhiwbina has been able to donate and install a life-saving defibrillator for use in the community.

A defibrillator is an emergency device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life-saving step in the chain of survival.

A cardiac arrest is a medical emergency, occurring when someone’s heart stops pumping blood around the body, they stop breathing and lose consciousness. It is estimated that there are around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Of these, around 30,000 are discovered in time to help save the victim’s life by another person.

Rhiwbina village’s new equipment is located on the side wall of the Margaret Whittaker Lounge, facing up Heol-y-Deri. Training sessions have already been provided but Beulah URC are offering further training if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact if you would like more information on how to use the defibrillator.